Leicester Square Theatre
© Steve Ullathorne
Time Out says
Posted: Thu Feb 7 2013
Formerly known as The Venue, Leicester Square Theatre gave the beery, dank space something of a facelift in 2008 and opened with a bill of comedy, cabaret and theatre that included Joan Rivers, burlesque star Polly Rae and an experimental take on Oscar Wilde's 'Dorian Gray'. Its diddy basement bar is one of the most intimate places to catch a comic or cabaret turn in town.
What's on at Leicester Square Theatre
- Critics' choice
Improv gets a bad rap in this country, but anyone who dismisses the genre clearly hasn't seen Austentatious. This highly impressive troupe perform a completely improvised Jane Austen novel, complete with period dress and cello accompaniment, with marvellous...
Work-in-progress, Character comedy, Stand-up
Brilliantly mad character comic Holly Burn – star of ITV's 'Bad Bridesmaid' – is back at the Leciester Square Theatre with a new work-in-progress season. She's always stupidly funny.
This sketch foursome perform a mix of tried-and-tested skits and new material.
Solo shows, Stand-up
Controversial New York stand-up comic Lewis Schaffer has been doing his 'Free Until Famous' show for four years now (despite claiming 18 on his website), but either he's hit the big time or just needs a bit a dosh, because this Leicester Square Theatre...
Stand-up, Solo shows
This sassy comedy show from fast rising star Luisa Omielan has been a smash hit around the globe, including multiple sell-out runs at London's Soho Theatre. Omielan admires and envies Beyoncé, comparing her life to the superstar diva's in this high-energy...
Sketch shows, Stand-up
Comedy duo Doggett & Ephgrave host this mix of stand-ups, skits and music. On December 10 you can catch surrealist stand-up Joey Page, crazed character comic Holly Burn and delightful musical act Jay Foreman.
Musical comedy, Stand-up
This classy stand-up show has a loose, slightly unusual format: all the comics are sat on stage throughout the gig, standing-up to perform their, well, stand-up, backed by swing music. It's all laidback, cheesey, joyful fun and has a wonderfully friendly...
Experimental theatre, Mime, Drama, Cabaret, West End
- Rating: 3/5
Self-styled ‘technodelic’ performers Siro-A are the Blue Man Group for the meme age. Blending physical comedy with easy-going electronic beats and eye-watering computer-aided visuals, they offer a crowd-pleasing but rather empty hour of animated lunacy.This...
LGBT, Fringe, Comedy, Cabaret
The Leicester Square Theatre cheerfully steps up to lower the tone (even more) for London Christmas shows with this adult panto. When Evil Mangelina (Miss Dusty O) wreaks havoc on Pantoland until a chavtastic ladette Booty arrives with her magical booty...
Solo shows, Work-in-progress, Big-name talent, Stand-up
The iconoclast comedian is back with a month-long residency at his regular venue. Lee's sold as many tickets at the Leicester Square Theatre to fill the O2 arena for multiple nights. 'A Room With a Stew' sees the influential comic testing ideas for the...